Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
- Has a long lifespan that grows with your child from infancy to preteen
- Headrest and harness adjusts together with one pull system
- Designed with harness holders so you can easily get your baby in and out of the car seat
- Tested and surpassed all US highway safety and car seat regulations
- Fabric can be removed and washed in any household washer and dryer
- Reclines to three levels for comfort and to allow the car seat to fit in any type of car
- Latching the car seat can be difficult
- Rear facing stage one leaves little room for the front seat of the car to recline or push back
How it works
Babies and toddlers grow fast. Many parents feel they blink and their child is off to school. With that, many parents have to constantly buy new things that fit their child. Safety 1st realized this and has developed a 3-in-1 convertible car seat that grows with your child from infancy to almost their teen years. The Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is a three-part car seat that begins as an infant rear facing car seat and carrier then graduates to a harness high backed booster seat and eventually a booster seat that uses an adult seat belt to keep your child secure. From newborn up to 100 pounds, this car seat will last almost 12 years as they grow from babies to preteens.
The second stage of the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is the forward-facing car seat with a harness. This is for toddlers up to 60 pounds. The infant padding can be removed and stored away. The harness is then given more room for a bigger child. In this stage, the apparatus is used as a regular car seat that allows your child to look forward. The third stage of the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is the booster-style car seat where the harness is completely removed from the apparatus and your child is kept securely strapped into the booster with your vehicle’s standard seat belt. At this stage, your child is kept safe up to 100 pounds or a little over four feet tall when they can finally graduate to a regular adult seat belt with no booster or car seat.
The car seat also comes with an adjustment feature where you can pull on two tabs on the top of the car seat and raise the harness and headrest at the same time to ensure your child’s comfort and safety as they grow. The seat also has two cup holders to hold food, snacks, bottles, and toys, and the seat also has two harness holders that allow you to keep the harness open as your place your child into and take them out of the car seat.
When the seat is forward facing, there is more than enough room for your child’s legs and feet as the bulk of the seat will now be placed against the back of the back seat giving your child and whoever is sitting in the front seat more room to move and drive.
The seat is made entirely of durable materials the absorb shock and keep your child safe during possible collisions. The seat has been tested to be safe during side-impact collisions as well. One parent had a vehicular collision and their baby was in the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat and the child slept through the accident. It appears as if all safety measures have been taken to ensure your child’s safety while they are using the car seat.
Height and Weight Requirements
For stages two and three of the Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat the required height and weight requirements for your child are 40 to 100 pounds and 29 to 52 inches tall. These two stages can be split up by the weight requirements. For the second stage when your child is using the harness and the booster together, the weight requirement is 40 pounds to 65 pounds. Beyond 65 pounds, your child will need to graduate out of the harness and use the standard vehicle seat belt up to 100 pounds or 4’4” tall when they can then use a regular adult seat belt. Many parents like to monitor their child’s development and make the switches when they know their child is ready for the next stage of the car seat and how they will be kept the safest while traveling in the car.
When the seat is rear facing, there is a strap that you can loop through the bottom of the seat and that will then latch onto the latching harness in your car and keep the rear facing phase of your car seat completely tight. There is also a rear facing red line on the side of your car seat that must be parallel to the floor of the vehicle for infants that cannot hold themselves up. In order to make the line parallel, you can use the reclining feature, which is located in the front of the car seat underneath the booster.
Stages Two and Three
For stage three, the harness is removed and your car’s seat belt will be utilized to keep your child secure in the car. At this final stage, the car seat will give your child all the security they need for the size of their bodies. They will be too small to be fully safe in a regular seat belt, so the car seat acts as added padding and cushioning for them as well as shock absorption for their bodies in case of an accident.